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Infant Mental Health Week

Sat 7 Nov 2015

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 6-10 June 2016

The charity Parent Infant Partnership UK and the 1001 Critical Days is launching with its partners the first national Infant Mental Health Awareness Week in conjunction with its official primary partners Public Health England (PHE), the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), the Institute of Health Visiting (IHV) and the Association of Infant Mental Health (AIHM) , 6-10 June 2016.

Infant mental health focuses on the social and emotional well-being of infants and their caregivers and the various contexts within which care giving takes place. Infant mental health, therefore, focuses on relationships; infant development is conceptualized as always embedded within emergent, active systems of relationships. By definition the infant is born into a social world.

Infant mental health is rooted in the understanding that developmental outcomes emerge from infant characteristics, caregiver-infant relationships, and the environmental contexts within which infant-parent relationships take place.

Events will be taking place across the country to raise awareness of what Infant Mental Health is and to highlight the importance of the conception to age 2 period.

Resources will be available soon.

Below are links to You Tube videos to understand further what infant mental health is and the science behind its importance.

© Parent Infant Partnership (PIP) UK 2016

What is Infant Mental Health?
Its All About Relationships....
Early Childhood Mental Health
The Science of Early Childhood Development
The Science of Neglect